We started with an anthropologist's personal diary: entries made between
March and August 1992 while Ger Duijzings was conducting fieldwork in
Yugoslavia. We rendered them from Dutch into English and cut out
approximately 24/25ths, keeping an entry for each day. The resulting
script is an archive of people and places in dramatic form. We next made
a series of negative choices:
No studios: the sounds and images would be recorded in actual places and would be records of actual places.
No actors: the body of the writer and eyewitness would voice the script: an archive performing an archive.
No archive images: the images of the staging would act on shared images
from the mass media and would be produced in tension with the script and
the place of staging.
No single, pure image: instead, the effort and choices of 11 people producing moving images.
The result is an event recorded in 75 minutes during the afternoon of
Monday 28th July 2008. Ger Duijzings stepped out of his office at the
School of Slavonic and East European Studies and performed a public
reading of the script whilst walking the streets of London. He wore two
microphones and was followed by 7 video cameras and 2 photographic
We welcome you to download the film in a standalone legacy file you can
find in the sidebar. This file is an .mkv remux of the legacy DVD files
from 2010. A 2k version is being prepared in 2020. The .srt file
provides the closed captions in English. For best results use VLC media